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Democracy Now! Wednesday, July 23, 2003


Published July 23, 2003


Headlines
U.S. Assassinates Sons of Saddam Hussein, Pentagon Says
Two More U.S. Soldiers Die in U.S. Bringing Total to 235
White House Admits CIA Did Warn Them Over Iraq-Niger Link
400,000 Write to Congress Demanding Iraq Intelligence Investigation
Judge Rebukes Ashcroft & Drops Two Charges Against Attorney Lynne Stewart
U.S. Shuts Down Iraqi Newspaper; Editor Arrested
More Headlines…

U.S. Army Says Hussein's Two Sons Killed In Firefight With American Troops
The top U.S. military commander in Iraq says his troops yesterday killed Saddam Hussein’s two sons, Uday and Qusay. They were the most wanted men in Iraq besides their father. We speak with London Independent reporter Patrick Cockburn.


What Really Happened to Jessica Lynch?
As Private Jessica Lynch arrives in West Virgina Democracy Now! takes a look at the media coverage of her capture and “rescue” in Iraq. We speak with Washington Post ombudsman Michael Getler and listen to an earlier interview with London Times reporter Richard Lloyd Parry.


Judge Drops Two Terrorism Counts Against Civil Rights Attorney Lynne Stewart in Major Defeat for the Justice Department
A federal judge said the charges Lynne Stewart conspired to support a terrorism organization by delivering messages from her client, Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman�s prison cell to his followers in Egypt were unconstitutionally vague. We speak with Lynne Stewart and her lawyer Michael Tigar.


House Votes 309-118 to Scale Back Patriot Act; FCC Rules May Be Overturned Too
Rep. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) discusses last night?s vote where the House surprisingly voted to bar the Justice Department from secretly searching homes in first vote against Patriot Act. The House may also vote this week to oppose the FCC?s recent media ownership rule changes. And Sanders raises questions about what Vice President Dick Cheney knew about the Iraq intelligence.


GOP Warns TV Stations Not to Air Ad Alleging Bush Mislead the Nation Over Iraq
Republican attorneys claim that it isn’t the Bush administration who is guilty of misleading the country but the Democrats for running an anti-Bush TV spot. Only one station has refused to run the ad, a Fox station.


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